The leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South East geopolitical zone, yesterday, unanimously urged President Goodluck Jonathan to re-contest for a second term in 2015 assuring him of their total support for the race. President Jonathan responding to the request assured Nigerians and the South-easterners in particular that he would never disappoint them even though he said time was not ripe for him to declare whether to run or not.At the well-attended Unity Rally of the PDP South East zone held at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, yesterday, various speakers including the Chairman, South East Governors Forum and Abia State Governor,
The dreaded terrorists group, Boko Haram, launched attacks on troubled Borno villages and highways killing more than 30 people including residents, motorists and passengers.The sect, in the latest attacks on Thursday evening and Friday morning, invaded three towns of Borno; Dikwa (in the central), Gwoza and Kalabalge council area (both in South) as well as the Maiduguri- Biu Road which has remained under terrorist’s ambush almost on daily basis for the past one month.In the attack on Government Secondary school in Dikwa located along Gulumba Road, some residents of the town who fled to Maiduguri revealed to journalists that the hoodlums came to the town in the night and disturbed the
A 23-year-old pregnant woman, Jennifer Ogbonna, raised the emotion of people recently at Zone 2, Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, Ogun State, when she narrated how her sister tricked her into slavery and sold her off with her 7-month old pregnancy. She was then transported from Aba to Abeokuta after a couple who allegedly specialized in buying human beings from all parts of the country paid N100,000 to her sister. My storyThe lady who hails from Ebonyi State but lived and worked in Aba narrated her ugly experiences shortly after she was rescued by the Police. She said: “I was brought to Abeokuta by the woman’s husband. I don’t know that they had already paid money on my head. I only got to know in Abeokuta when I overheard the woman
In view of the insurgency championed by the dreaded sect, Boko Haram, in the north, the Nigerian military has concluded arrangements to give full scale special protection to former Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, Muhammadu Buhari and some other prominent politicians ahead of the 2015 elections.Saturday Mirror gathered that the arrangements were put in place following security reports that the individuals might have allegedly become vulnerable to attacks considering the present level of insurgency in the north.
Ambassador Bola Dada shares his experiences in international affairs as a former diplomat with ADEOLA BALOGUN and JESUSEGUN ALAGBEWhen did you retire and how are you spending your time now?I retired from the federal civil service in June 2009, and since my retirement, I have been working in the farm. I am a farmer as well as a consultant. I consult for people on oil and gas and on any business connected to any of the countries where I worked before. I provide information and materials to anybody who is interested in
The federal government yesterday said it had paid the sum of $5,000,000 (about N800,000,000.00 at N160 per
Socres of students travelling to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Borno State have been reportedly killed by the Boko Haram sect.They were among several persons that lost their lives in multiple attacks unleashed by the dreaded sect in four communities.The Senator representing Borno Central in the Senate, Zannah Ahmed, on Friday, accused the military of complicity in Thursday attack on part of troubled Borno State where he claimed that 210 people were killed in
THE World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, yesterday, at the ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings restated that Nigeria is one of the top five countries that has the largest number of poor. Nigeria, he said ranked third in the world while India ranked number one with 33 per cent of the world poor. China is ranked second with 13 per cent of the world’s poor, followed by Nigeria where seven per cent of the world poor live in. He said that Bangladesh has six per cent share of the world’s poor while the Democratic Republic of Congo has five per cent of the world’s poor population.
Barely twelve months, precisely 11th April, 2013, when the former police commissioner, Imo command, Mr Muhammed Katsina led a crack police squad to Nzurum Ejemekwuru community in Oguta LGA, to recover the remains of one Mrs Lucy Osuigwe who was allegedly killed by her son for ritual purposes and kept her in wardrobe for thirteen years before the police struck, another disturbing development has hit the serene community.This time, another woman, Mrs. Charity Onuoha, who was buried in 2009, in her compound, has been exhumed and sold for the sum of two million naira only.
Trumpeta can reveal that one of the legislators who has the mandate of his constituents to speak their voice in the state Assembly is alleged to have defaulted a loan agreement he has with a commercial bank (names withheld).It was learnt that the House of Assembly member with controversial profile, judging from his shoddy antecedents reportedly had agreement with a bank for N50m loan. This agreement was entered into during the early stage of the state legislature by the lawmaker who is a first timer from one of the minority zones in the state. As part of the deal to obtain the N50m from